Fortnite will now be able to run at 120 frames per second on PS5 and Xbox Series X / S. The game has already received state-of-the-art features such as 4K at 60 fps and dynamic imagery at the launch of the new consoles, but now Epic is updating the free Battle Royale game to take even more advantage of the hardware.
“120FPS mode” can be activated in FortniteThe video settings, but like other performance modes in console games, come with a few caveats. Enabling 120 fps will limit the resolution of PS5 and Xbox Series X to 1440p, rather than regular 4K, while reducing some graphics settings, such as shadows, post-processing, and streaming distances.
On the slightly more powerful S series, which allows 120 fps resolution at 1080p and reduces graphics settings such as shadows. Unlike the X Series and PS5, running at 120 fps also requires complete disabling of volumetric clouds. Epic notes that when 120fps is disabled, the S Series will now have a resolution of 1200p instead of 1080p for all game modes. Not that I could ever tell the difference between the two.
The latest epic has appeared FortnitePerformance with an update focused on improving the game’s performance on older PCs, but “120 FPS Mode” is more enjoyable than anything needed to continue to enjoy the game. Epic also says that 120 fps is only available on 120Hz displays, so you may not be able to enjoy it without a new TV or monitor. For those who can activate it, 120 FPS mode is available in Fortnite now.